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What Are Smart MicroSD Cards?

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MicroSD cards, or microSDs, are the smallest form of SD cards available. They are increasingly in demand, as devices continue to become smaller with higher demands for data storage and security than ever before. microSD cards offer a combination of small form factor with powerful storage capabilities in formats that have been optimized for industrial operating conditions. SMART microSD card options make this form of embedded storage even more valuable to industrial users, since the monitoring system will help them avoid unexpected device failures.

 

MicroSD Card Basics

microSD cards were designed to meet the needs of small devices that can’t compromise storage for a smaller memory device. Like all SD cards, microSD cards are designed according to specifications set by the Secure Digital Association, so OEMs always know exactly what to expect with each memory card.

 

Small electronics is the fastest growing segment in the industrial marketplace, and microSD cards are designed to fit the needs of these downsized devices. They are encapsulated System in Package (SIP) systems, which helps them function in industrial applications that subject them to shock, vibration, and temperature changes. SLC microSD cards, which feature single-level cell memory, are used in industrial applications because they offer the best available combination of capacity, lifespan, and reliability.

 

SMART Micro SD cards

SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.  When this is integrated into a data storage drive, it constantly monitors the device and notes signs of problems. When the microSD card is in use, users can constantly monitor what is happening with the card as well as how many program and erase cycles have been used, what the status of spare blocks is, and the estimated remaining lifespan.

 

This information is invaluable for industrial users, who need to plan for any changes to the storage device used in their systems in order to prevent potentially catastrophic failures. SMART microSD cards greatly reduce the risk of unanticipated device breakdowns and data loss.

 

Delkin offers several different options for SMART microSD cards. To find out more, contact one of our customer support team members today.

 

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